Updated: Feb 23, 2022
Our purpose is to cultivate R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. educators and students by breaking through overwhelm, burnout, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts with our R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. method of experiential Social Emotional Learning.
K = KINDNESS
Table of Contents:
Pillars of The R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. Path to Social Emotional Learning
*It is important to understand that the success of each building block fully depends on the cultivation of the other pillars.
WHAT OUR DEFINITION OF KINDNESS IS:
Kindness is having empathy and compassion for self and others marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern without expecting praise or reward.
WHY KINDNESS IS SO IMPORTANT:
Kindness is proven to boost happiness, well-being and is even linked to physical health benefits. Schools that practice kindness daily show reduced risk-taking behaviors, conflict, bullying, and mental health issues.
In light of statistics showing a 58% increase in mental health issues among youth, acts of generosity are the best antidote to decreasing these statistics as it increases happiness for all.
First, kindness must start within each of us. Showing self-compassion is key to wellbeing and mental health because it helps us be balanced and happy. It also allows us to be more impactful when being compassionate toward others.
Research shows that showing kindness to others creates endorphins in your brain as well as the recipients. This improves everyone's health and state of being. Ultimately, when we are happy then we can show up powerfully in life.
To succeed in life and function at our best, we all need to be supported. During a time of need, pain, struggle, or a bad day, an act of kindness can be what helps us get through difficult times.
WHERE KINDNESS FITS INTO YOUR PERSONAL BRAND:
Your personal brand is YOU! It is everything that makes you who you are and how others experience you.
Out of all the building blocks, nothing will leave a greater impression on someone else than kindness. People will never forget how you make them feel. It is amazing how people will forgive your shortcomings when you show them empathy and compassion.
More importantly, showing kindness to yourself promotes your overall well-being and happiness, so you can show up more powerfully for others. Since your personal brand depends heavily on how you make others feel, kindness will definitely leave an emotional aftertaste that people will want to savor again and again.
Having kindness as part of your brand leaves a lasting emotional impression
After 20 years of creating celebrity personal brands using social and emotional intelligence as the foundation, Jonathan George joined forces with Shylla Webb to create one of the most innovative deliveries of SEL. Jonathan has built the brands for some of the biggest young names in Hollywood who have over 150 million online followers. Shylla is a 23-year
education veteran and SEL creative.
These two techniques together forge a unique and ground-breaking formula that is a game-changer in the effectiveness of social and emotional learning in education.
HOW TO DEVELOP KINDNESS:
Despite being innate to us on some level, kindness is positively explosive when we fully grasp and deliver its different components with intention.
The following are the essential elements of practicing kindness:
Creating an impact statement that defines how you want to rock kindness
Defining how you want others to feel when they come in contact with you
Applying the principle of treating others as you would want to be treated
Establishing, maintaining, and repairing relationships based on empathy
Exercising kindness toward ourselves to reduce stress
Learning to give and accept kindness unconditionally
TOOLS TO IMPLEMENT KINDNESS:
We believe that kindness fosters well-being. We also believe that learning and implementing compassion should be exciting and experiential. That is why, in our Rock My Campus Professional Development Rockshops and Student Rockshops, we approach kindness in a fun and interactive way. We dive deep into:
Forgiveness - allow room for error
Patience - accept or endure delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset
Nurturing - extend care towards others as well as yourself
Empathy - put yourself in the other person’s shoes
Acceptance - act without bias
Serving - provide and care for those in need
Receiving - allow others to be kind to you and be gracious and thankful for it
Judgment - be unbiased and fair
We have created a fun activity for your students that brings awareness and intention to the many ways they show and receive kindness on a daily basis.
Here's our Daily Kindness Challenge worksheet to help keep you on track and cenmenting kindness in your daily life :
LET’S ROCK YOUR CAMPUS!
Our mission is to inspire, empower, and equip educators with the Social Emotional Learning tools they need to not only help themselves but also confidently
lead students through the current mental health crisis.
We effectively achieve evidence-based and experiential SEL through our eight pillar R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. method, which creates quick and powerful results.